Aspiring union directors and senior professionals new to facilities responsibilities will benefit from this foundational program.

Through back-of-house tours, instructional presentations, and immersive case studies, you will gain an overview of how facilities can be successfully managed. You will also grow your network beyond ACUI to include attendees from APPA who manage other campus environments.

You will benefit from:

  • Meeting other facilities managers with similar challenges and potential solutions
  • Gaining ideas about how to maximize facilities budgets and human resources
  • Learning the basics about common facility equipment, technical standards, and maintenance processes
  • Seeing some of the new technology being introduced in the industry


For the complete schedule, please download the ACUI app from your device's app store. Within the app, search for Essentials of Facilities Management to view the complete event guide.


Registration includes one dinner and two lunches. A guest ticket may be purchased for a family member to attend the opening dinner.

Regular (by April 10)
Late (after April 10)



Member Rate Details
The member fee is extended to all members of ACUI and APPA. At the time of registration, all delegates will view the member fees. Confirmation of membership by your association will occur, and the additional $100 nonmember fee will be assessed and invoiced to you if necessary.

Cancellation Policy
Payment for all fees is due at the time of registration. All fees are listed in U.S. dollars. International currency will be accepted at the exchange rate prevalent at the time of payment. A $25 processing fee will be added to all registrations not paid in full by the first day of the seminar. Upon written request, credit will be issued for all fees, less a $100 processing charge, until April 10. No credits will be issued beginning April 11. If payment has been received prior to cancellation, refunds will be issued, less fees, after the seminar. Unpaid cancellation fees and no-shows are billed.


A room block is available at the Hilton Fort Collins. The following rates include in-room WiFi and breakfast in the hotel restaurant:

  • Single: $148
  • Double: $168
  • Triple: $178
  • Quad: $187

Book your room online or by calling 970.482.2626 and using the code "AAC."

Self-parking is $8/day at the hotel.